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Interference Mitigation Based on Radio Aware Channel Assignment for Wireless Mesh Networks

Jayaraman, R and Raja, G and Bashir, AK and Hussain, CS and Hassan, A and Alqarni, MA (2018) Interference Mitigation Based on Radio Aware Channel Assignment for Wireless Mesh Networks. Wireless Personal Communications, 101. pp. 1539-1557. ISSN 0929-6212

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© 2018, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature. An intricate network deployment for high demand users leads to simultaneous transmission in wireless mesh networks. Multiple radios are adapted to individual nodes for improving network performance and Quality of Service (QoS). However, whenever multiple radios are assigned to the same channel, co-located radio interference occurs, which poses a major drawback. This paper proposes a Radio aware Channel Assignment (Ra-CA) mechanism based on a direct graphical model for mitigation of interference in multi-radio multi-channel networks. Initially, the co-located radio interference is identified by classifying non-interfering links for simultaneous transmission in the network. Proposed channel assignment mechanism helps in allocating the minimal number of channels to the network that mitigate co-located radio interference. Performance analysis of the proposed Ra-CA strategy is carried out compared with other existing techniques, like Breadth First Search-Channel Assignment (BFS-CA) and Maximal Independent Set Channel Assignment (MaIS-CA), in multi-radio networks. Simulation results demonstrate that the proposed channel assignment scheme is more efficient compared to the existing ones, in terms of QoS parameters like, packet drop rate, packet delivery ratio, transmission delay and throughput.

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